Words off the Street
After a decade in which literature thrived live and online but died in many bookshops, we pick the heroes and villains of the Noughties
Larry Page and Sergey Bin's mission "to organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" has resulted in an entire reference library at our fingertips. Google Book Search is a much-needed democratisation of knowledge.
We are now a nation of online shoppers, able to browse the offerings in our local bookshops and then buy them so much cheaper at Amazon (or Play.com). Amazon tells us about books we haven't even heard of and allows us to Search Inside. And …
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Publication information: Article title: Words off the Street. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: December 18, 2009. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.